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Army Men Around the House

Posted by Garethm on 26 May 2020, 18:49

I originally got into this hobby thinking I'd start building dioramas, but as it happened, my main focus when I first started was figures. I had a bunch of ideas for dioramas, but never built them, and instead painted figures, and later vehicles that suited my interests. I gradually veered into gearing my model building around my photography hobby and taking photos of my models engaged in different activities. I've been doing this for a while now and I've really enjoyed combining the two hobbies. For obvious reasons I've found Masterbox figures in particular to be ideal for my purposes, although Miniart, ICM, Zvezda have been incredibly useful to me as well.

I've been taking this series of photos for about 7 years or so. It first started when I was unemployed and bored at home and started taking photos of the scale models I build attacking my brother's cat. Over the years this hobby has evolved for me and I've graduated from taking these pictures with my phone to using a Canon Rebel T6 and I've even managed to get some paid work here and there.


You can find my work at http://armymenaroundthehouse.ca
https://www.instagram.com/armymenaroundthehouse/
https://www.facebook.com/armymenaroundthehouse/

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I've also started taking a series of Film Noir themed photos, since that genre peaked shortly after world war two, and there are a pretty good selection of 1:35 scale civilians for me to work with.

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I've found lately for the noir stuff in particular that building scenery and using it much the way film sets would be built in the studio at the time to be a very practical approach.
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Posted by Emperor on 26 May 2020, 19:11

Nice figures...But I especially like that 1:1 scale gray figure on first photo since I got one too...
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Posted by sberry on 26 May 2020, 19:22

First of all, welcome to the forum!
And a very nice and interesting first contribution, congratulations for your fantastic work!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 26 May 2020, 19:46

Welcome.

The last three shots to my mind are really different and full of suspense.

Excellent work.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Bessiere on 26 May 2020, 19:49

These are wonderful! I love the creativity you put in to these. Very, very cool pictures. Welcome to the forum! You have found a place of kindred souls here. Nice painting on the figures as well. :yeah: :-D

Eta: Running from the iron is too funny!
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Posted by Paul on 26 May 2020, 19:57

Emperor wrote:.But I especially like that 1:1 scale gray figure on first photo since I got one too...

Had one as well, but she went to cat heaven last year :(

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Posted by Wiking on 26 May 2020, 21:15

Welcome Garethm.

Some nice and funny ideas.

I like the grey panther, too.
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Posted by Ben90 on 26 May 2020, 22:34

Brilliant! :mrgreen: Welcome!
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Posted by MABO on 27 May 2020, 05:19

Hello here at Benno. I would like to see more of your pictures. You add a new perspective
to our community.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 May 2020, 06:23

My favorite is the classic scene from 'Casablanca.' The headlights from the running car shining right into the camera, figures in dark silhouette.

"Round up the usual suspects."

But it is all great. Thanks for sharing, and welcome aboard.
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 27 May 2020, 08:25

Fantastic! hilarious! Great ideas. My preferred one? I am undecided between the banana ambush and the flee from the iron.
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Posted by SamSagace on 27 May 2020, 08:31

Welcome here ! :-D
I like a lot what you do !
Reminds me similar works " The Little People Project" of the artist Sinkachu
(don't find a page from this artist but , a google search gives a good idea of his work :
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I will have a closer look at your pages ! :-D
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Posted by Susofrick on 27 May 2020, 14:27

Welcome from me too! I also like a lot what you do! The banana trap is very clever, but I also like the cassette troops! And the noir stuff!
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Posted by Kekso on 27 May 2020, 15:01

Welcome to the forum.. and thank you for this nice refreshment
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 27 May 2020, 16:53

I have found my preferred one

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Posted by Graeme on 27 May 2020, 18:32

Great pictures. The giant scenes are clever and I love the Noir shots, especially the group in the car headlights.
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Posted by Peter on 05 Jun 2020, 22:30

Welcome to the forum! :thumbup:

Can't wait to see more of your work! I love this kind of art! :thumbup:
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